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  • Former financial secretary John Tsang says Hong Kong’s education system is outdated and government needs to change it
  • Education technology should be adopted rather than just focusing on e-learning and STEM lessons
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  • The former 2NE1 singer made headlines when she left her label YG in 2019, but her new release proves that she can bloom on her own
  • The South Korean singer explores identity, love, and independence on her first full album
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  • Japanese Princess Mako has given up her royal title after marrying a commoner
  • Her exit leaves the royal family with just 17 members, and only three heirs to the throne
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  • The royal finally married her college sweetheart Kei Komuro after a four-year engagement, but not everyone was happy about it
  • Princess Mako reportedly suffered mental health trauma due to stress and public criticism
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  • This week, we’ve got some helpful phrases to describe you and your friends’ communication habits
  • Do you know someone who “wanders around the garden” when they talk? Or someone who is so straightforward that they have a “straight intestine, straight abdomen”?
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  • The “bones” forecast has become the new daily horoscope for bad or good days
  • Experts say Noodle can teach us about self-care and living life to the fullest
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  • The group said the law made it ‘effectively impossible’ to work freely and without fear of serious consequences from the government
  • At least 35 groups, including unions and activists organisations, have been forced to disband since the law was enacted
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  • The news comes less than a week before the release of the British musician’s fifth album
  • He will continue to do interviews and performances from home while self-isolating
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  • Gary Chan Ka-wai has worked as a special effects make-up artist on more than 30 films, including the 2015 hit thriller, ‘Port of Call’
  • The artist explains why he now uses his skills at Sugar Street Studio – a haunted house and escape room he co-founded – to bring a new form of entertainment to the city
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  • Every month, we choose the best letters, debates and creative submissions that we have published
  • This month’s winning submissions include a letter about ethnic minority groups in Hong Kong, a two-word submission for our photo prompt page, and more
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  • Think you can write a funny photo caption? Each week, we present to you one photo, and it’s up to you to submit a wacky description of about 15 words
  • This week, tell us what’s happening in this picture of a boy and his dance partner
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  • As Hong Kong authorities struggle to control the city’s wild boar population, animal advocacy groups are pushing back against proposals to put the animals down
  • Some are pushing for tougher fines for feeding wild animals in the city
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  • Cheryl Chow is an independent artist known for her dreamy and intimate beats, with more than four million streams on Spotify
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Each week, two of our readers debate a hot topic in a showdown that doesn’t necessarily reflect their personal viewpoint
  • This week, students discuss whether the city’s Covid-19 situation means it should relax its strict border controls with the mainland
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// Hong Kong
DSE: Hong Kong cancels Chinese oral exam and Liberal Studies school-based assessment
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Hong Kong Olympic medallist Sarah Lee’s 3am study routine
// Hong Kong
School exams no longer needed thanks to technology
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// Asia
Princess Mako’s wedding puts a spotlight on shrinking Imperial Family
// Asia
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Amnesty International will close HK offices, citing national security law
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Ed Sheeran tests positive for Covid-19
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// Team YP
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// Learn
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// Discover
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// Your Voice
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// Competitions
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Hurray! It’s ‘bones’ day, says Noodle the pug
// Hong Kong
Amnesty International will close HK offices, citing national security law
// Global
Ed Sheeran tests positive for Covid-19
// Hong Kong
Combining love for special effects make-up and Hong Kong movies
// Team YP
YP’s Best of the Month Awards: Congratulations to our September winners
// Learn
Show off photo prompt: May I have this dance?
// Discover
Hot topics: What is Hong Kong going to do with its wild, wild boars?
// Lifestyle
Indie singer cehryl on focusing less on Instagram followers, more on making art
// Your Voice
Face off: Should Hong Kong reopen the border with mainland China?
// Competitions
If you could create the perfect haunted house for an amusement park, what would it be? (Round 8)
// Hong Kong
Swinging from past to future – the evolution of Hong Kong play areas
// Letters to the Editors
Your voice: Insta-insecurity; cross-border learning (short letters)
// Letters to the Editors
Your voice: pandemic waste problem; upside of star chasing (long letters)
// Your Voice
Top 10: What ocean creature do you want to be? (Ocean Park tickets giveaway)
// Hong Kong
SOTY 2021: How one winner hopes to raise awareness of eating disorders through film
// Latest Reports
‘Sugar Street Studio’ is Hong Kong’s scariest Halloween experience
// Personal development
Asking for a friend: How do I convince my parents to let me get a pet?
// Global
Coronavirus: US prepares to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 next month
// Hong Kong
Fewer Hong Kong students choosing to study journalism in university
// Global
Facebook’s rumoured name change sparks online naming feast
// Hong Kong
Swinging from past to future – the evolution of Hong Kong play areas
// Letters to the Editors
Your voice: Insta-insecurity; cross-border learning (short letters)
// Letters to the Editors
Your voice: pandemic waste problem; upside of star chasing (long letters)
// Your Voice
Top 10: What ocean creature do you want to be? (Ocean Park tickets giveaway)
// Hong Kong
SOTY 2021: How one winner hopes to raise awareness of eating disorders through film
// Latest Reports
‘Sugar Street Studio’ is Hong Kong’s scariest Halloween experience
// Personal development
Asking for a friend: How do I convince my parents to let me get a pet?
// Global
Coronavirus: US prepares to vaccinate kids aged 5-11 next month
// Hong Kong
Fewer Hong Kong students choosing to study journalism in university
// Global
Facebook’s rumoured name change sparks online naming feast
// Lifestyle
Indian barber siblings transform heads into art
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong musician Serrini sets up scholarship for HKU art students
// TV
‘Squid Game’ is Netflix’s biggest tv show ever
// Global
Breakthrough in pig-to-human transplants with new test
// Movies
‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’ is a must-watch for fans and new viewers
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland makes “happiest place on earth” a little less happy
// Lifestyle
Sup Sup Sui: End your week on a trendy note
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong universities required to hold weekly flag-raising ceremonies
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves hospital after fracturing her elbow in fall at home
// Global
Iguanas popping out of toilet bowls in South Florida
// Lifestyle
Indian barber siblings transform heads into art
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong musician Serrini sets up scholarship for HKU art students
// TV
‘Squid Game’ is Netflix’s biggest tv show ever
// Global
Breakthrough in pig-to-human transplants with new test
// Movies
‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’ is a must-watch for fans and new viewers
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong Disneyland makes “happiest place on earth” a little less happy
// Lifestyle
Sup Sup Sui: End your week on a trendy note
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong universities required to hold weekly flag-raising ceremonies
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves hospital after fracturing her elbow in fall at home
// Global
Iguanas popping out of toilet bowls in South Florida
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Blind Malaysian student at Cambridge University on why she studies law
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong readers ‘snapped up’ book accused of twisting China’s history
// Hong Kong
Hot topics: no easy fix for Hong Kong housing crisis
// Music
MAX on making music with Ali Gatie and BTS’ Suga during the pandemic
// Personal development
I’m terrified because none of my friends are in my classes this year
// Your Voice
Face off: Should the Hong Kong government raise the minimum wage for domestic workers?
// Competitions
Brain Game: What would you do with an extra hour of free time? (Round 7)
// Hong Kong
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// Letters to the Editors
Your voice: The truth behind ‘Squid Game’; HKO fails during the typhoons
// Letters to the Editors
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// Global
Blind Malaysian student at Cambridge University on why she studies law
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong readers ‘snapped up’ book accused of twisting China’s history
// Hong Kong
Hot topics: no easy fix for Hong Kong housing crisis
// Music
MAX on making music with Ali Gatie and BTS’ Suga during the pandemic
// Personal development
I’m terrified because none of my friends are in my classes this year
// Your Voice
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// Competitions
Brain Game: What would you do with an extra hour of free time? (Round 7)
// Hong Kong
Founders of Plastic Wood Studio on making art with a repurpose
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